Tag: employee benefits

Health Insurance for Your Nanny

By A New England Nanny 25 1

Anyone can be caught off guard by an unexpected illness or injury. Offering health insurance for a household employee benefits both the employee and the employer. Not only does it help employers with recruiting and retaining top quality nannies and other employees, but it safeguards against future health problems, minimizing surprise illnesses and the resulting absenteeism. […]


Should You Offer Vacation Time or PTO?

By A New England Nanny 30 0

One of the most common benefits that household employers offer their nanny or other employee is paid time off. This can be in the form of sick time, vacation time or PTO (Paid Time Off). Sick time is to be used in case the employee is ill or must care for an ill loved one, […]


New York Paid Family Leave Law Affects Household Employers

By A New England Nanny 16 0

Earlier this month, Governor Cuomo announced the New York Paid Family Leave law, which is the nation’s longest and most comprehensive. This law impacts all private employers and employees in New York, regardless of size – including household employers and nannies. How much does it cost employers and employees? The family leave program will be funded […]


New York’s Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights

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Over the past six years, we have seen states and cities enacting labor laws to protect domestic workers’ rights. These workers include nannies, housekeepers, drivers, personal assistants, and more. On Nov. 29, 2010, New York State became the first state in the nation to extend workers’ rights and protections to people working in the household […]


14 Birthday Gift Ideas for Your Nanny

By A New England Nanny 23 0

Is your nanny’s birthday coming up? This is a great time to show your appreciation, acknowledge their hard work and recognize how much they contribute to a smooth-running house and the happiness of your family. So we’ve put together some great birthday gift ideas for you. 1. Day off with pay 2. Spa/salon gift card […]


2016 Household Employment Laws

By A New England Nanny 38 0

It’s a new year, and with that come changes or new laws and regulations that impact employers across the country, including household employers. Here is a brief overview of 2016 household employment laws. Minimum Wage The minimum wage went up again in this year in New York, rising from $8.75 to $9 per hour. Household […]


Nannies: Benefits of Being Paid “On the Books”

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Domestic workers hold jobs like any other professional and should be paid legally to gain important protections and advantages. You will need to pay taxes but the benefits will far outweigh the small amount taken out of your paycheck. THE SMART CHOICE Here are some of the protections and benefits of being paid “on the […]


Benefits of Nanny Tax Compliance

By A New England Nanny 29 1

While it may be tempting to pay your nanny or other household employee “off the books,” the benefits of being compliant with tax and labor laws far outweigh the risks of not following the law. Plus you’ll have peace of mind knowing you are adhering to your requirements as an employer. And you aren’t the […]


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